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Teaching English as a Second Language

Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
College Code:
CONS
School:
Conestoga Language Institute
Program Code:
1008
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
DO
Academic Year:
2017 / 2018

About the Program

The Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certificate program is a full-time two-semester graduate program designed for students who wish to teach English as a second language in Canada and/or overseas. The program focuses on current theory and practice in language teaching in diverse learning environments, including in-class, blended, and online learning. The program includes two supervised teaching practicums. This program is recognized by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (also available part-time)
Delivery Sequence: Doon (Kitchener) - September/2017 (Open) - Fall | Winter
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 20

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2016-2017 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for Teaching English as a Second Language - Program # 1008

Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
Program Tuition Fee (ACR) $2150.00 $2150.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $2936.25 $2650.25
Year Total   $5586.50

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2016 / 2017) for
Teaching English as a Second Language - Program # 1008


Doon - Fall 2016 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2016 Winter 2017
International Program Tuition $5850.00 $5850.00
Student Priority Fee $49.45 $49.45
Recreation/Athletics Fee $68.80 $68.80
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $27.80 $27.80
Administration Fee $25.30 $25.30
Technology Enhancement Fee $133.35 $133.35
CSI Capital Development Fee $68.49 $68.49
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Fee $550.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.50 $12.50
Session Total $7275.25 $6725.25
Year Total   $14000.50

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

This program prepares graduates to teach English as a second/other language in Canada and/or overseas.

On average, 75% of the graduates form the last three years (2013 to 2015) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
TESL8200 TESL 001: Foundations for English Language Learning

Description: This course provides an overview of key theoretical and practical issues affecting language learning. The nature of language, first and second language acquisition, and diversity among learners will be explored, as will the impact of culture, the needs and characteristics of adult learners, and the role of assessment in learning. Course concepts, addressed through interactive learning tasks, will prepare students for informed decision making in the adult language classroom.
Hours: 55
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8210 TESL 002: Foundations for English Language Teaching I

Description: This course presents an overview of language teaching methodology. Topics will include four language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking and the focus area of vocabulary development. Students will learn core techniques for teaching the four skills and for planning effective lessons in various contexts using a wide range of materials and resources. Students will analyze standardized tests and develop strategies for effective formative and summative assessment in the classroom. Students will teach a skills-based lesson and develop an assessment tool to measure learning of the skill.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8220 TESL 003: The Structure and Sound of English I

Description: This course provides students with an introduction to the grammar and pronunciation of English taught at beginner, intermediate, and advanced language proficiency levels. Topics will include an overview of the English tense system, the characteristics of the English sentence, and the segmental and supra-segmental features of the English sound system, including techniques for presentation and practice of individual grammar and pronunciation points within a context relevant to adults in a variety of settings. Students will identify inductive/deductive approaches to teaching grammar and pronunciation and will teach a grammar and a pronunciation lesson and provide feedback to their peers.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

TESL8230 TESL 004: Observation/Practicum I

Description: During this observation/practicum, students will observe and teach in an adult English as an additional language classroom. For the 15 hours of observation, students will observe and report on teaching techniques, classroom management practices, strategies for fostering and celebrating cultural diversity, and the relationship between curriculum context and learning practices. During the 10 hours of teaching, students will plan, select resources, and present lessons appropriate for the class under the guidance of their mentor teacher, and reflect on their own teaching practice.
Hours: 25
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites: TESL8200, TESL8210

Level 2
TESL8245 TESL 005: Foundations for English Language Learning and Teaching II

Description: In this course, students will trace the history of language teaching methods in relation to the current practice of teaching English as an additional language to adults. Students will learn how to plan program and unit outcomes for a variety of settings based on curriculum development principles and practices using such curriculum resources as The Canadian Language Benchmarks. Students will develop both formative and summative tools to assess language proficiency and achievement within a variety of curriculum settings, including a focus on portfolio based language assessment practices.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8250 TESL 006: The Structure and Sound of English II

Description: This course builds on the foundations of The Structure and Sound of English I. Students will study complex grammatical structures and pronunciation features of the English language and identify strategies for overcoming first language interference in learning English as an additional language. A complex framework for the effective teaching and assessment of grammar and pronunciation will be integrated into the lesson planning process.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8260 TESL 007: Teaching the Four Language Skills

Description: This course examines the theoretical and practical issues involved in effective reading, writing, listening, speaking and vocabulary use for adult language learners. Students will develop an integrated framework of practices for teaching the four language skills at the beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, including principles and techniques for feedback and assessment. Students will teach a reading/writing and a listening/speaking lesson and provide feedback to their peers.
Hours: 50
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

TESL8280 TESL 008: Observation/Practicum II

Description: During this observation/practicum, students will observe and teach in an adult English as an additional language classroom. For the 15 hours of observation, students will observe and report on the use of learning strategies, the relationship between socio-cultural context and lesson content, strategies for providing feedback, and other teaching and learning practices. During the 10 hours of teaching, students will plan, select resources, and present lessons appropriate for the class, and reflect on their own teaching practice.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: TESL8200, TESL8210, TESL8220, TESL8230
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

Program Advisory Committees

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Domestic students should apply online at www.ontariocolleges.ca or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.

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International students should apply online using a Conestoga College International Application Form. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.

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Start DateCampusStatus**
SEP, 2016 Doon Closed
SEP, 2017 Doon Open
** Status applicable to domestic students

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